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07-03-2007 10:31 AM #1
- Join Date
- Jul 2007
Gas Engine Kicking In on Start-Up
I just bought my NAH two weeks ago and I was struggling to get 25 MPG until I finally did some freeway driving this weekend (my commute is about 3 miles each way) and got it up around 34. Anyway, I noticed that first thing in the morning (and when I leave work)--in other words, after the car has been idle for an extended period of time--the gas engine kicks in almost immediately when I start the car. I get a few seconds of EV Mode and then the gas engine kicks in, even if I am still in park and haven't moved yet. Is that normal? Service guy at the dealership says that it is not normal, and that the battery should hold the charge overnight. Told me to bring it in, which I am doing tomorrow, but of course I would like to avoid that if I can. Let me know if your NAH does what I am describing.